Spousal Support Settlements
25 Years of Experience in Columbus
Spousal support describes what was once known in the state of Ohio as alimony.
Where applicable, spousal support is awarded to the more financially-dependent
spouse following a
divorce. With rare exceptions, spousal support is a temporary arrangement and
is designed to help provide for the beneficiary as they transition towards
financial independence. In most cases, if the receiving spouse remarries
or cohabitates, they are no longer eligible to receive spousal support.
Before awarding spousal support, the court may consider the following:
- Income and earning capacity
- Educational background
- Age and health
- Length of the marriage
- Established standard of living
- Child custody arrangements
Need Help with Your Spousal Support Issues?
For the last 25 years, Richard L. Morris Co., L.P.A. has helped clients
in Franklin County successfully navigate the challenges of divorce. Sometimes,
mutually-beneficial settlements can be reached without the intervention
of the court, resulting in an
uncontested divorce or a
dissolution of marriage. At other times, circumstances may be too acrimonious to allow for a non-arbitrated
solution. In either case, the knowledgeable divorce lawyer from our Gahanna
office can make all the difference for your case, before, during, and
after your divorce.
Before a settlement is reached, it may be necessary for the more financially
dependent partner to receive temporary spousal support. This is especially
true if the couple has already separated. At Richard L. Morris Co., L.P.A.,
our divorce lawyer can help you petition the judge for such an arrangement.
Following the establishment of spousal support, it may be necessary to
bring forth an allegation of nonpayment. Here again, our firm can make
sure you receive the spousal support that's been awarded you.
To put our 25 years of experience to work on your behalf, call our Columbus
office for a
free consultation. Dial (614) 656-4252 today!